Stronger Abs and Back

Stronger Abs and Back

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by Dean Brittenham, Greg Brittenham
     
 

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Ancient Greek and Chinese leaders have stressed it for centuries, but only in the past decade have fitness and sports conditioning experts emphasized the development of abdominal and back muscles. Now we have the science to support the argument that the body's stability and power comes from its center.

Stronger Abs and Back

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Ancient Greek and Chinese leaders have stressed it for centuries, but only in the past decade have fitness and sports conditioning experts emphasized the development of abdominal and back muscles. Now we have the science to support the argument that the body's stability and power comes from its center.

Stronger Abs and Back shows how to develop the body's core musculature for maximum fitness and athletic performance. Strong abdominal and torso muscles will enhance physical appearance and mobility as well as contribute to the prevention of low back pain--the most common physical ailment in the industrialized world.

Because of its extensive benefits, Stronger Abs and Back applies to a broad readership: office workers who stiffen up while sitting at a desk all week; weekend warriors who play 36 holes on a free day at the course; serious athletes who want the utmost power to perform closer to their potential; and coaches who develop training programs with the best and most comprehensive fitness level of their athletes in mind.

The book features 165 exercises for developing flexibility, strength, and power. It also shows how to select and sequence these exercises in a 24-week sample program for abs and back development.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780880115582
Publisher:
Human Kinetics Publishers
Publication date:
02/24/1997
Pages:
248
Sales rank:
889,785
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.57(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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Paul Roetert
This is an extremely practical guide to training the body's midsection. It's a must for athletes at every level from weekend warriors to elite competitors. A great resource for both injury prevention and performance enhancement.
— E. Paul Roetert, PhD Sport Science Administrator United States Tennis Association
Edmund R. Burke
Despite their importance, the abdominals, obliques, and back muscles have been shortchanged in most exercise books. But Stronger Abs and Back, written by two experts, offers nine chapters, over 100 exercises, and many routines to improve sports performance.
— Edmund R. Burke, PhD Director of Exercise Science Program University of Colorado at Colorado Springs
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""Despite their importance, the abdominals, obliques, and back muscles have been shortchanged in most exercise books. But Stronger Abs and Back, written by two experts, offers nine chapters, over 100 exercises, and many routines to improve sports performance.""
Edmund R. Burke, PhD
Director of Exercise Science Program
University of Colorado at Colorado Springs
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""This is an extremely practical guide to training the body's midsection. It's a must for athletes at every level from weekend warriors to elite competitors. A great resource for both injury prevention and performance enhancement.""
E. Paul Roetert, PhD
Sport Science Administrator
United States Tennis Association

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Bud Gretchell
Dean and Greg represent the best in helping elite athletes, weekend participants and fitness exercisers to raise their level of athleticism. This is an excellent guidebook for athletes and fitness enthusiasts.
— Bud Getchell, PhD Professor of Kinesiology Indiana University

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